I used to think that when people fell in love, they just landed where they landed, and they had no choice in the matter afterward. And maybe that’s true of beginnings, but it’s not true of this, now. I fell in love with him. But I don’t just stay with him by default as if there’s no one else available to me. I stay with him because I choose to, every day that I wake up, every day that we fight or lie to each other or disappoint each other. I choose him over and over again, and he chooses me.
We discover in the pilot the way that Oliver feels about Felicity. So, because of that, if we just introduce random love interests, it would kind of undersell what we do in the premiere.
We’re not our masks and we need people in our lives who don’t wear one.
You know, I went all the way there to find a Sorrento… and I have one right here.
It was no ordinary friendship. We were inseparable, constantly being separated. I’ve realized, no matter where you are, or who you’re with, I will always… truly… completely… love you.